Spike Lee Settles With, Apologizes To Couple Whose Address He Tweeted
Director Spike Lee has caused a bit of a stir after re-tweeting an address that he presumed belonged to George Zimmerman only to discover it actually belongs to an elderly couple now living in fear. On Friday, the Associated Press reported Lee and the McClains have reached a settlement. Details remain undisclosed.
Matt Morgan, the couple’s attorney told the AP: “At this point in time, we have come to an agreement with Spike Lee and his attorneys, and at this point, the matter is fully resolved. Spike has agreed to compensate the McClains for their loss and for the disruption into their lives. He’s taken full responsibility.”
Earlier, Lee had tweeted an apology to the couple, asking everyone to leave them alone. On his show Thursday night, Jon Stewart mocked the move, saying Twitter isn’t quite the right medium to communicate to the McClains. Call them, he told Lee — and it looks like he did:
Morgan added that Lee also called the McClains to apologize personally.
“He was really kind,” Elaine McClain said. “And when he called us, you could just tell he really felt bad about it. And it was just a slip, and I just know that he really, really has been concerned.”
h/t AP via EW.com
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